Recent Progress in Hormone Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125711449, 9781483219646

Recent Progress in Hormone Research

1st Edition

Proceedings of the 1987 Laurentian Hormone Conference

Editors: James H. Clark
eBook ISBN: 9781483219646
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 1988
Page Count: 580
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Description

Recent Progress in Hormone Research, Volume 44 contains examples of the molecular biological approach to unraveling the mysteries of hormone action.
The book presents papers on the structure and function of receptors and their role in the control of cell function via signal transduction and intracellular second messengers. The text also includes papers on the interactions and functions of the inhibin peptides and their role in the control of gonadotropin secretion. The role of growth factors and lymphokines in autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine physiology is also encompassed.
The book will prove invaluable to endocrinologists, physiologists, biochemists, and scientists involved in hormone research.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors and Discussants

Preface

1. Chemical and Biological Characterization of the Inhibin Family of Protein Hormones

2. Regulation of Cholesterol Synthesis: Mechanism for Control of HMG CoA Reductase

3. Identification of the Cis-Acting Elements and Trans-Acting Factors That Mediate Cell-Specific and Thyroid Hormone Stimulation of Growth Hormone Gene Expression

4. Hormonal Control of Adipocyte Differentiation and Adipocyte Gene Expression

5. New Insights into the Structure of High-Affinity Interleukin-2 Receptors

6. Transforming Growth Factor β: Biochemistry and Roles in Embryogenesis, Tissue Repair and Remodeling, and Carcinogenesis

7. Ligand Receptor Characteristics of Peptides Encoded by Complementary Nucleic Acids: Implications for a Molecular Recognition Code

8. Molecular Mechanisms of Action of Calmodulin

9. Molecular Biology of the Vitamin D Hormone

10. Analysis of the cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase System Using Molecular Genetic Approaches

11. Signal Transduction by Guanine Nucleotide-Binding Proteins

12. Placental-Derived Regulators and the Complex Control of Luteal Cell Function

13. Peptide Regulation of Pituitary and Target Tissue Function and Growth in the Primate Fetus

Index

Details

No. of pages:
580
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483219646

About the Editor

James H. Clark